One Gas Pipeline Inspector - Distribution Lines in Austin, Texas

Pipeline Inspector - Distribution Lines

  • Job ID: 997

  • Functional Area: Field Operations

  • Position Type: Full-Time Regular

  • Relocation Provided: No

  • Location: Austin, TX

  • Department: PIPELINE/FIELD SUPPORT

  • Internal / External: Internal and External

  • Experience Required: Not Indicated

Position Description:

Performs an advanced level of inspection work on company pipelines, oversees contractors engaged in the construction and maintenance of a pipeline system.

Inspects installation, maintenance, and removal work performed by employees and/or contractors on transmission and distribution pipelines to ensure compliance and/or identify noncompliance with company and governmental standards.

Assists with operation and/or maintenance of tools and equipment in performance of duties including:

Pipe and crescent wrenches

Pipe cutters and threaders

Hammers and screwdrivers

Picks, shovels, and rakes

Air compressors and generators

Plastic fusion equipment

Combustible Gas Indicators - flame-ionization unit

Jiggle bar

Leak survey equipment

Tapping and plugging

Perform routine maintenance on vehicles and equipment.

Maintains logs; compiles and prepares reports including but not limited to:

Inspection logs

Leak reports

Job order completion information

Training/testing records

Mileage reports

Accident/first aid reports

Expense Reports

Provides information, advice, and/or assistance to employees, contractors, landowners, public/governmental officials, and others relative to construction and/or maintenance standards, policies, and procedures applicable to work in progress.

Investigate customer related orders and/or emergency situations including but not limited to:

Low pressure calls

Class 1 leaks

Blowing lines

Fires/explosions

Undetectable lines

Review invoices for accuracy (pricing, quantity installed, materials used, etc.).

Regular and reliable attendance is required in performance of job.

Employee may be required to perform additional duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

Experience in use, function, and maintenance of tools and equipment applicable to position including accessing and utilizing computer applications.

Experience with application of basic arithmetic: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Experience with and thorough knowledge of construction and maintenance of transmission and distribution pipeline systems.

Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and/or industry standards and regulations regarding pipeline construction and safety.

Experience and training relative to:

Company Gas Operations Standards Manual (GOSM) procedures

Emergency response procedures

Welding/plastic fusion policies and procedures

One Call System policies and procedures

Interpersonal/communication skills

Knowledge of function and/or maintenance of regulators, chart meters, well meters, cathodic protection, and leakage survey and remote methane leak device.

Experience reading and interpreting maps, atlas pages, blueprints, budget information, and job orders.

Knowledge and experience with basic computer operation and relevant software.

Experience leading, directing, and/or training.

Demonstrated ability to read and write fluently in English.

Minimum Applicable driver's license

Minimum Qualified Plastic Fusion Technician certification (as specified by position)

Minimum Qualified Steel Welding certification (as specified by position)

Lift or move objects weighing up to 20 pounds 10 15 times a day; up to 40 pounds 7 10 times a day; up to 50 pounds 10 12 times a day.

Climb into and out of excavations and onto and off of equipment.

Travel over uneven terrain including but not limited to:

Mud

Gravel

Sand

Rocks

Ice

Snow

React immediately to emergency situations to prevent injury to self and others.

Smell odorant in natural gas.

Detect and react to warning signals at work sites.

Able to operate tools and equipment required.

Perform maintenance on the company leak truck and all related leakage survey equipment. (as specified by position)

Communicates and/or exchanges information or instructions verbally, including use of company two way radios or cellular telephones.

Peripheral vision and accurate depth perception.

Visual abilities sufficient to perform job duties. #fieldoperations

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